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Two actors talk about Mauritius

In Mauritius, written by Pulitzer prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, the simple sale of a rare postage stamp sets notions of friendship and loyalty spinning in a high-speed blender. When the whirring stops, the only lasting truth is one that applies both to rare stamps and to the play’s five characters: their value increases with the extent of their flaws.

In this slide show, actors Marin Ireland and Michael Aranov talk about the strange mixture of characters created by Rebeck, and about the common needs that pull them together and set them apart.

Mauritius plays at the Wimberly Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St., Boston, through November 12. The play is a production of the Huntington Theatre Company, a nonprofit organization in residence at Boston University. Click here to buy tickets.